Zambia: Covid-19 Maybe Forever - Let's Stay Safe
[Times of Zambia] THE numbers coming from ministry of Heath on new infections and deaths related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is very scary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Closes Schools, Restricts Social Functions as It Battles Covid Third Wave
[East African] Lusaka -- Zambia has re-imposed strict measures, including closing schools, to curb the spread of Covid-19 as it battles to keep the third wave at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda - the Flawed Giant Who Squared Up to Colonialism and Aids
[Daily Maverick] Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president and anti-colonial hero, who governed one of the world's biggest copper producers between 1964 and 1991, has died of pneumonia at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka. He was 97. Kaunda was the last survivor of his peers in the group of 20th-century African anti-colonial figures such as Nelson Mandela. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Closes Schools, Restricts Social Functions As It Battles Covid Third Wave
[East African] Lusaka -- Zambia has re-imposed strict measures, including closing schools, to curb the spread of Covid-19 as it battles to keep the third wave at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: UAE Bars Entry for Uganda, DR Congo Travellers Over Covid-19
[East African] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend entry for travellers coming from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda starting June 11, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Electoral Body Bans Mass Rallies Over Surge in Covid-19 Cases
[East African] Zambia's electoral body on Thursday announced that it had banned mass political rallies due to a surge in Covid-19 cases ahead of the August 12 elections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Severity and COVID-19-Associated Deaths Among Hospitalized Patients with HIV Infection - Zambia, March-December 2020
This report describes how HIV-positive patients with severe HIV disease were more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or die of COVID-19. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 3, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] HIV/AIDS Infection MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Prevention COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Two-year treatment effects of the common elements treatment approach (CETA) for reducing intimate partner violence and unhealthy alcohol use in Zambia - Kane JC, Glass N, Bolton PA, Mayeya J, Paul R, Mwenge M, Murray LK.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and unhealthy alcohol use are common yet often unaddressed public health problems in low- and middle-income countries. In a randomized trial, we found that the common elements treatment approach (CETA), a multi-p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New insights on animals in the African past
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) In a new study, 'Distinguishing African bovids using Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS): New peptide markers and insights into Iron Age economies in Zambia,' published in PLOS ONE, researchers present a complete set of confirmed ZooMS peptide markers for all groups of African bovids, revealing new opportunities for archaeologists to identify these species in archaeological sites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

– Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa –
By Martin Kropff and Nteranya SangingaIBADAN and MEXICO CITY, May 19 2021 (IPS) On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year, we are re-publishing one article a day, for the next two weeks. The original article was published on February 17 2021 A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and ex...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Kropff and Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Africa Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nat Source Type: news

Evaluating occupational health and safety management strategy success factors for small-scale contractors in Zambia - Mambwe M, Mwanaumo EM, Thwala WD, Aigbavboa CO.
Small-scale contractors (SSCs) require management strategies in implementing occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance at projects to reduce accidents, injuries, fatalities and diseases. Management strategy success factors have been acknowledged to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

From fathers to peers: association between paternal violence victimization and peer violence perpetration among youth in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia - Jeong J, Bhatia A, Skeen S, Adhia A.
Interpersonal violence against children and youth, including parental violence and peer violence, are major global health concerns. However, the majority of the parental violence and peer violence literature examines each separately from one another. In th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers identify predictive factors of delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Severity of illness, history of stroke, and being divorced or widowed were independently predictive of delirium in hospitalized patients in Zambia, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zambia: Chinsali Teen Pregnancies, Tip of Iceberg
[Times of Zambia] SO about 54 school-going girls in Chinsali district fell pregnant last year during the period of school premature closure as the result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak! (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

7 Questions with Dr. Makasa
By Patricia  Egessa , Senior Communications ManagerApril 09, 2021Dr. Mpundu Makasa is a clinician and public health practitioner who works in the primary health care setting. She has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology. Dr. Makasa is currently enrolled in the University of Zambia’s (UNZA) Family Medicine Residency Program that is supported by Seed Global Health. Later this year, Dr. Makasa will be the first graduate of the program. She will become a faculty member after graduation, reinvesting her newfound skills and experience to teach for the program. Seed Global Health talked to he...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Health Workers Source Type: news

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda
Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of COVID-19 spending. Credit: WaterAid / Apagnawen AnnankraBy Helen HamiltonLONDON, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. The World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Hamilton Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Universal HIV testing and treatment cost effective in Zambia and SA
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zambia: Four Million for Covax Jab
[Times of Zambia] Cabinet has approved the Coronavirus (COVID-19) COVAX vaccine procured by United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) under the World Health Organisation (WHO) and targets to voluntarily vaccinate 3.7 million Zambians aged above 18 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Intensifies Preps for Possible Covid-19 3rd Wave
[Times of Zambia] HEALTH Minister Jonas Chanda has reiterated that the Government has intensified preparations for a possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) third wave outbreak in July/July to ensure Zambia is ready to contain the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Home birth in rural Zambia: the role of intimate partner violence and autonomous decision-making - Beck D, Veliz PT, Munro-Kramer M, Ngoma T, Scott N, Kaiser JL, Musonda G, Lori JR.
INTRODUCTION: Skilled care is indicated as a measure to prevent the deaths of pregnant women across sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, many women continue to give birth at home. There has been little attention as to how the experience of intimate partner vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Screening for HIV Among Patients at Tuberculosis Clinics - Results from Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment Surveys, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, 2015-2016
This report describes screening for HIV in patients at tuberculosis clinics in Africa. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 11, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: HIV/AIDS MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Weaponizing HIV: qualitative interviews with pregnant Zambian women depicting a unique typology of HIV-specific intimate partner violence - Harrison MS, Fasano M, Nkwemu S, Hampanda K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCOBy Audrey Azoulay and Katrín JakobsdóttirPARIS and REYKJAVIK, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) International Women’s Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality. In 2021, we are taking stock of the many ways in which COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women and girls around the world. The pandemic has created a new landscape. Although women have played a key role in responding to the crisis, gender inequalities have widened across the board. In education, 767 million women and girls were impa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Audrey Azoulay and Katrin Jakobsdottir Tags: Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politic Source Type: news

More than 80 percent of all infant deaths in Zambian cohort experienced delays in receiving care
(Boston University School of Medicine) Children in Zambia under age 5 die at a rate that is between nearly six to more than 10 times higher than those in the U.S; it is estimated at 40-75 per 1000, compared to 6.98 per 1000. Identifying why these children are dying is the mission of Rotem Lapidot, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Tip Of the Iceberg’: Interpol Says Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Were Smuggled Across Continents
By the time police discovered the shipment of fake COVID-19 vaccines, the vials had travelled over 6,000 miles from China to South Africa, the work of a smuggling ring that has produced thousands of counterfeit doses, according to Interpol, the global police agency that helped break up the operation. The trafficking case, involving a shipment of at least 2,400 doses, is the first confirmed instance of fake vaccines being smuggled across continents, an Interpol spokesperson told TIME—though there are likely more that have occurred, and more still that may be uncovered in the future. “This is only the tip of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zemura Concerned About Covid-19 Restrictions
[The Herald] JORDAN ZEMURA has become the first UK-based Warrior to confirm Covid-19 restrictions might knock him out of contention for the AFCON qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Detection of B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 Variant Strain - Zambia, December 2020
This report describes detection of the B.1.351 variant in Zambia that establishes an epidemiologic linkage between COVID-19 outbreaks in Zambia and South Africa. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 25, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

The impact of a night travel ban policy on road traffic accidents: interrupted time series evidence in Zambia - Moonga MK, Hangoma P.
The burden of road traffic accidents has been increasing globally with Injuries and deaths from road traffic accidents accounting for a significant share of the global disease burden. This is evident especially in low and middle income countries (LMICs), w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of suicidal behaviour among a national population-based sample of adults in Zambia - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence and correlates of lifetime suicide attempts and past 12-month suicidal behaviour (ideation, plans and/or attempts) among adults (18-69 years). SETTIN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Will Nakamba, Darikwa Turn Up for AFCON National Duty?
[The Herald] THE three-nation battle, featuring Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, to secure a ticket to the AFCON finals, could be influenced by the tough Covid-19 regulations, enforced by British authorities, for entrance into their country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Africa is severely underestimated, finds Zambia study by Boston University
(Boston University School of Medicine) A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study in Lusaka, Zambia's capital, challenges the common belief that Africa somehow 'dodged' the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings indicate that low numbers of reported infections and deaths across Africa may simply be from lack of testing, with the coronavirus taking a terrible but invisible toll on the continent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa
A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT / IITABy Martin Kropff and Nteranya SangingaIBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening the livelihoods of millions. By the 2030s, lack of rainfall and rising temperatures could render 40 percent of Africa’s maize-growing area unsuitable for climate-vulnerable varieties grown by farmers, while maize remains the preferred and affordable staple food...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Kropff and Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Africa Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nat Source Type: news

Factors associated with self-rated health among mineworkers in Zambia: a cross-sectional study - Ohnishi M, Tembo B, Nakao R, Matsuura E, Fujita W.
This study aims to examine miners' working conditions and self-rated health status in copper mines in Zambia and to identify the conditions and factors necessary to improve the safety and health of mineworkers. METHODS: A cross-sectiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Zambia: Medical Volunteers in Rural Zambia - Learning From Attitudes to Angels and Vampires
[The Conversation Africa] In the past decade, the work of medical volunteers in Africa has been heavily debated. These volunteers - often from Western Europe and North America - arrive in African countries to work in clinics and hospitals, providing medical treatment for patients in poor urban and rural settings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zim Players Moyo, Chimwemwe Join Zambian Side Nkana FC
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE international defender Kelvin Moyo and Warriors right back Gilroy Chimwemwe have joined struggling Zambia champions Nkana FC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Piped Water Boosts Women's Health, Happiness and Income in Rural Zambia
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With running water close to home, women in four Zambian villages gain four hours per week for other activities, study finds (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Midwife Inspired By Health Workers As a Sick Child Goes the Extra Mile to Save Pregnant Women's Lives in Covid-19
[UNFPA] When Moses Nkosi fell ill and was taken to hospital as a child, he was inspired by the health workers who attended him to follow in their footsteps. Achieving this dream was not easy, yet the challenges he faced may have helped prepare him to tackle the difficult time ahead for mothers-to-be in his community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Water and gender equality
(Stanford University) New Stanford research finds installing piped water in rural Zambian homes frees up time in the daily lives of women and girls, while also promoting economic growth and food security - making an argument for piped water infrastructure investments across rural, low-income areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'So hurt and broken': a qualitative study of experiences of violence and HIV outcomes among Zambian youth living with HIV - Merrill KG, Campbell JC, Kennedy CE, Burke VM, Miti S, Frimpong C, Decker MR, Abrams EA, Mwansa JK, Denison JA.
Emerging data show associations between violence victimisation and negative HIV outcomes among youth in sub-Saharan Africa. We conducted in-depth interviews with adolescents and young adults living with HIV (aged 15-24 years) in Ndola, Zambia, to better un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Covid-19 Second Wave Ravages Southern Africa
[Daily Maverick] Over the past few weeks, authorities in southern Africa have systematically reintroduced lockdown measures amid the second wave of Covid-19. This is after a worrying resurgence of cases in several countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Not all costs should be treated equally: commentary on the article 'What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia' - Murray LK, Kane J, Bolton P, Skavenski S, Mayeya J, Alfonso YN, Webb S, Bishai D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Zambia: WHO Supports the Ministry of Health to Train Members of the Traditional Health Practitioners' Association of Zambia On Covid - 19
[WHO] The World Health Organization Country Office has continued to provide support to the Ministry of Health and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to engage communities in the national response to COVID-19. Traditional healers in Zambia are consulted by people in communities for health problems such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, mental health and many others. This places them at high risk of getting infected by COVID-19 and them also infecting others. It is for this reason that the M (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Chats On Private Parts and Cervical Cancer Are Helping to Defeat the Disease in Africa
[WHO] Playing on radios across Zambia this month is an upbeat piano snippet with a female radio personality speaking words of warning for women that have always been considered taboo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Debt Crisis Grows Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
[DW] Amid falling prices of raw materials, recession, and now COVID-19, Africa is in serious trouble as debt burden grows. Zambia is on the brink of defaulting on its foreign debt as a so-called grace period expires. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A qualitative exploration of mechanisms of intimate partner violence reduction for Zambian couples receiving the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) intervention - Murray SM, Skavenski van Wyk S, Metz K, Mulemba SM, Mwenge MM, Kane JC, Alto M, Venturo-Conerly KE, Wasil AR, Fine SL, Murray LK.
RATIONALE: Despite well-established associations between alcohol use, poor mental health, and intimate partner violence (IPV), limited attention has been given to how psychological and behavioral interventions might prevent or treat IPV in low- and middle-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Africa Must not Assume a ‘Business as Usual’ Approach to COVID-19 Recovery
Jennifer Cynthia Nyakonga, a 24-year-old teacher in Palabek Refugee Settlement, Uganda in class. Following closure of schools due to COVID-19, many of the girls have gotten pregnant and some have repatriated back to South Sudan. Photo credits: Emmanuel Museruka/Oxfam.By Peter Kamalingin B.L.NAIROBI, Nov 3 2020 (IPS) The corona virus pandemic is impacting Africa’s population in quite differentiated ways and is significantly entrenching inequality. At the greatest risk are lives and livelihoods of the poor. Millions are being pushed further into hunger and poverty. Children have been forced out of school with many of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peter Kamalingin Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

A loan for lean season
(University of California - Santa Barbara) For farmers in rural Zambia, payday comes just once a year, at harvest time. This fact impacts nearly every aspect of their lives, but until now researchers hadn't realized the true extent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fighting Fake Immunization Travel Certificates With Frontier Technologies
[WHO] Harare -- At the main bus terminus in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, travellers heading to neighbouring Zambia can be tempted by offers of counterfeit travel vaccination certificates. A thriving black market there sells a fake proof of immunization for between US$ 15-20, says Dr Integrity Mchechesi, who works with a technology firm to combat such forgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news